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Woman Throws Coins Into Plane Engine For 'Good Luck' And Delays Flight For Hours

By Mark Pygas

A superstitious 80-year-old passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou for five hours and narrowly avoided jail time after she threw coins at a plane's engine for good luck on Tuesday.

A passenger spotted the elderly woman, who was travelling with her husband, daughter, and son-in-law according to Beijing Youth Daily and AFP. The incident was reported, and police detained the woman, while the 150 passengers were taken off the plane so that ground crew could inspect the engine. 

Eight of the coins missed their target, but one made its way inside an engine, leading to the massive delay.